Fellowship Course of the
Indian Association of Gastrointestinal Endo Surgeons

12th to 14th July, 2019
Venue: Auditorium, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Rajinder Nagar, New Delhi
Indian Association of The Gastrointestinal Endo Surgeons Sir Ganga Ram Hospital
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Welcome to the
Fellowship Course of the Indian Association of Gastrointestinal Endo Surgeons
FIAGES 2019 Delhi

Dear Colleague,

It is our privilege as the Institute of Minimal Access, Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (iMAS), Sir Ganga Ram Hospital to invite you to the upcoming Fellowship Course of the Indian Association of Gastrointestinal Endo Surgeons (FIAGES) this July 12-14, 2019 in New Delhi. The Institute of Minimal Access, Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery has been at the forefront of laparoscopic, robotic and endoscopic surgical practice since its inception in it’s surgical spectrum, post-doctoral surgical training, research and academics. It is our firm advocacy that the practice of minimal access surgery is best acquired through a formal and structured process of surgical education. The Indian Association of Gastrointestinal Endo Surgeons (IAGES) has led nationally the transfer of standardised basic and advanced laparoscopic skill to the wider surgical community through the FIAGES courses respectively. iMAS and IAGES come together this July to impart a very contextual course in the basics of minimal access surgery. This FIAGES course will be a faculty and content intensive educational experience. This will bring together native and national faculty to a highly structured academic IAGES format.

FIAGES 2019 Delhi is your go-to academic program for the fundamentals of minimal access surgery.

Please log into for details pertaining to the course and registration.

We look forward to welcoming you to this premier training course in Delhi this July!

Dr. Sudhir Kalhan
Organising Chairman
Dr. Praveen Bhatia
Organising Co-Chairman
Dr. Suviraj John
Organising Secretary
Dr. Mukund Khetan
Organising Co-Secretary
Dr. Vivek Bindal
Organising Co-Secretary

Organising COMMITTEE

Dr. D.S. Rana
Dr. Sudhir Kalhan
Organising Chairman
Dr. Parveen Bhatia
Organising Co-Chairman
Dr. Suviraj John
Organising Secretary
Dr. Mukund Khetan
Organising Co-Secretary
Dr. Vivek Bindal
Organising Co-Secretary


Dr. T. E. Udwadia
Founder President
Dr. Sayandev Dasgupta
President 2019
Dr. Subhash Khanna
Immediate Past President

Dr. Sunil D. Popat
Honorary Secretary
Dr. Ramen Goel
President Elect
Dr. Subhash Aggarwal
Vice President (North Zone)
John Thanakumar
Dr. John Thanakumar
Chief Trustee


Vice President
Dr. Satyapriya De Sarkar

EC Members
Dr. Arupabha Dutta
Dr. Nawneet K. Sinha
Dr. C. R .Das
Dr. Elbert Khiangte
Vice President
Dr. Jayashree Todkar

EC Members
Dr. Jaya Maheshwari
Dr. Mahendra Narwaria
Dr. Jaydeep H Palep
Dr. Bharat Ratilal Shah
Vice President
Dr. Subhash Aggarwal

EC Members
Dr. Ashwani K Dalal
Dr. Deep Goel
Dr. Suviraj John
Dr. Meenakshi Sharma
Vice President
Dr. S. Easwaramoorthy

EC Members
Dr. S. K. Ajaiya Kumar
Dr. K. Govindraj
Dr. Ashwin Masurkar
Dr. J. S. Rajkumar
Vice President
Dr. Amitabh Goel

EC Members
Dr. Achal Gupta
Dr. Jawwad Naqvi
Dr. Rakesh Shivhare
Dr. Shailendra Pal Singh

Chief Trustee
Dr. John Thanakumar

Dr. V. Venkatesh
Dr. Abhay Dalvi
Dr. Ramesh Agarwalla
Dr. Zameer Pasha
Chief Advisor
Dr. B. Krishna Rau

Dr. T. E. Udwadia
Dr. H. G. Doctor
Dr. Pradeep Chowbey
Dr. M. G. Bhatt
Dr. Ajay Kriplani
Dr. K. Ravindranath
Dr. Kuldip Singh
Dr. Suresh Deshpande
Dr. Vijay Mittal
Dr. Arun Prasad
Dr. Vijay Borgaonkar
Dr. L P Thangavelu
Dr. Satish Midha
Chairman and Convenor
Dr. Ramesh Agarwalla

FIAGES Convenors
Dr. Meenakshi Sharma
Dr. Achal Gupta

FIAGES Conveners
Dr. Satyapriya De Sarkar
Dr. K Govindraj

Eligibility criteria for the FIAGES course

Exam Category

  •  Completed MS/DNB General Surgery as of June 2019! 
  • Performed 25 laparoscopic procedures independently or jointly
  • A Certificate of Experience must be obtained from the HOD of the Hospital / Institution as a supportive document of Laparoscopic Surgical Experience OR Certificate of Experience must be obtained from the HOD of Surgery (PG) as a supportive document of Laparoscopic Surgical Experience during PG Training.
  • Attached Scanned (soft copy) / Photo Copies of MBBS, MS or DNB certificate and MCI Registration Certificate.
  • Presented a duly certified log book
  • Total 25 cases including - (Assisted/operated)
    • Minimum 25 Lap Chole
    • Minimum 10 Lap Appendix
    • Diagnostic laparoscopy
    • Log book should include post-operative complications and course
  • Attended lectures on the first 2 days and the live surgery workshop on the 3rd day
  • Attended ‘Endotrainer’ and ‘Meet the Professor’ sessions

Log Book

  • No
  • Name
  • Age
  • Sex
  • Operation
  • Post Op Course
  • Infection
  • Bleeding
  • Others
  • Assisted/under supervision/ Independent

Log book should be submitted at the time of examination.

Non-Exam Category

  • To recognise their contribution to the field of Minimal Access Surgery, IAGES awards the fellowship to senior laparoscopic surgeons without examination.
  • Minimum 10 years experience practising laparoscopic surgery post MS/DNB
  • Performed over 250 laparoscopic surgeries (supported with evidence or an undertaking)
  • Attended lectures on the first 2 days and the live surgery workshop on the 3rd day
  • Provided an additional letter to the convenor of the course, clearly stating the number of laparoscopy cases performed in the last 10 years
  • Would be eligible to receive the FIAGES fellowship on the satisfactory completion of the FIAGES course and the informal interview

Written Exam

  • There will be an MCQ type paper, with 100 questions for 1 mark each, for a total of 100 marks.
  • Candidates are required to obtain a minimum of 50 marks to pass.

Practical Exam

  • The skill assessment on the Endo Trainer is based on performing simple to advanced exercises, for approximately 10 minutes for each candidate. A maximum of 50 marks is allotted. Each candidate will be assessed by one examiner.
  • An interview for approximately 10 minutes for each candidate will be conducted by one or more examiners for a maximum of 50 marks.


IAGES will conduct a 3-day fellowship course on Laparoscopy from 12th to 14th July 2019 at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Delhi. The course will be a balanced mix of didactic lectures by our eminent faculty, with discussions, video presentations and informal interactions with the faculty. Participants will have ample time to practice on the Endo Trainer, with guidance and supervision from the faculty, so as to improve their hand-eye coordination.

On the 3rd day, 14th July, a Live Operative Workshop will be held at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Delhi. Commonly practiced basic and advanced laparoscopic procedures will be demonstrated by the faculty, with an emphasis on proper technique.

Meet The Professor Session
This provides a good opportunity for young surgeons to engage in interactive sessions with the faculty, and to discuss basic and advanced procedures.

Endo Trainer Sessions
The Endo Trainer sessions are a very important part of the fellowship course. The sessions will be supervised by a faculty member. During these sessions, candidates will be trained and guided to perform specific tasks, including intracorporeal knotting and suturing. On the last day, an evaluation will will be held on the same exercises

Instructions to the Participants

Registrations start at 8 am on 12 July, 2019.
Attendance is compulsory for all FIAGES course participants on all days.
Participants are requested to sign out four times a day (this is mandatory), remain in the hall until the proceedings are over, and sign out at the end.
For every in and out new register will be maintained. The marks will be included for attendance as well.

Recommended Reading Material
  • Comprehensive Laparoscopic Surgery, 4th Edition (can be purchased online on Amazon & Flipkart).
  • Textbook of Laparoscopic Surgery by Dr. T. E. Udwadia.
  • The SAGES Manual of Laparoscopic Surgery.
  • Laparoscopic Surgery by Zucker & Baily.

Fellowship Award
  • All fellowship certificates will be given (only in person) to successful candidates in a grand convocation ceremony held during the national conference of IAGES.
  • If the delegate is unable to attend two consecutive national conferences, then the certificate will be mailed to the delegate.

Failed Candidate
Candidates who have not been successful may appear for the next FIAGES course by paying registration fees for CME only.



Early Bird Registration - Till 12 June 2019

Fellowship candidates (IAGES members only) : Rs. 16,000/- (Including GST)
Which includes: Breakfast & Lunch all 3 days, Banquet on Day 2 and other refreshments.

CME for all 3 Days
IAGES Member Rs. 4000/-
Non-IAGES Member Rs. 5000/-
Workshop on Day 3 only
IAGES Member Rs. 1000/-
Non-IAGES Member Rs. 1500/-

PG Students Rs. 3000/-
Spot registration (for fellowship) Rs. 19,000/-
Spot registration (for CME and workshop) Rs. 8,000/-
Spot registration for PG students Rs. 4,000/-

After 12 June 2019, Rs. 2,000/- extra shall be charged

Guidelines for Registration

  • Demand draft/cheque should be made in favour of “Sir Ganga Ram Hospital”, payable at New Delhi.
  • To avoid postal delays, send drafts early.
  • Spot registration for the fellowship course will be subject to availability.
  • FIAGES course fee can be transferred to our account electronically.
    Account No.: 00261000043401
    Bank Name: HDFC Bank
    Account Name: Sir Ganga Ram Hospital
    MICR No.: 110240003
    Branch Code: 0026
    Swift Code: HDFCINBBDEL
    IFSC Code: HDFC0000026
    Branch Address: 13B, HDFC Bank, Rajinder Nagar, New Delhi, India 110060
  • Please email a scanned copy of the remittance / draft to:
  • All successful fellowship candidates will have to register for National Conference IAGES 2020 to be awarded the fellowship certificate.
  • Documents with DD(s) should be mailed to the conference secretariat.
  • Application form can be downloaded from the website:
  • Non-IAGES member should get the membership online.

For queries, contact:
Mr. Nikhil (Mob: +91 9999670395)
Dr Suviraj John (Mob: +91 9810833080)

Please mail or post the completed registration form along with the payment to:
Conference Secretariat:
FIAGES DELHI 2019 | Dr. Suviraj John
Institute of Minimal Access, Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery
Room No. 400, 4th Floor, Special Ward Block
Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Rajinder Nagar, New Delhi - 110060 (INDIA)
M: +91-9810833080, +919999670395, +91-11 42251617

Conference Scientific Program

  • History of Laparoscopy
  • Endovision Systems 2D/3D
  • Hand Instruments and Accessories
  • Stay Sterile
  • Energy Sources in Laparoscopy
  • Ergonomics and How to train further
  • Entry into abdomen
  • Physiology of GA/Regional Anaesthesia
  • Knots and Sutures
  • Laparoscopic Appendectomy
  • Standard Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy
  • Difficult Cholecystectomy, Tips and Tricks
  • Biliary Injury – What to Do
  • Laparoscopic CBD stome management
  • Complications in Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy – Panel
  • Laparoscopy in Emergency (Except Appendix)
  • Endo- Anatomic view – Groin hernia
  • Trans-abdominal pre-peritoneal repair (TAPP)
  • Totally extra-peritoneal repair (TEP)
  • Mesh and Tacks – Single/Reuse for hernia
  • Laparoscopic Ventral Hernia repair – IPOM
  • Laparoscopic Ventral Hernia repair – Beyond IPOM
  • Laparoscopic Hiatus Surgery
  • Laparoscopic Splenectomy and Adrenalectomy
  • Laparoscopic Surgery for Liver and Pancreas – Cysts, Stones and Abscesses
  • Laparoscopic surgery for Benign and Malignant Diseases of Large Intestine
  • Panel discussion on complications of Laparoscopic Hernia Surgery
  • MIS in Proctology
  • Laparoscopic Obesity and Metabolic Surgery
  • Newer horizons in MIS
  • Medico-Legal Aspects
  • Robotic Surgery
  • Present with Power vision, poster
  • How to Write for Journals
  • Endoscopy for Surgeons
  • Mater Videos of Complications in Laparoscopy

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